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WASHINGTON, May 19, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a fully integrated real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to U.S. Government agencies, announced today that it has acquired a 138,000 leased square foot Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) field office in Tampa, Florida ("FBI - Tampa").
FBI - Tampa is a four-story office building located on a roughly seven-acre site that houses the FBI’s Tampa field office, which oversees federal operations across 18 counties through six satellite offices in Brevard, Fort Myers, Lakeland, Orlando, Pinellas, and Sarasota. This build-to-suit property was completed in 2005 and is 100% leased to the General Services Administration (GSA) for the beneficial use of the FBI until November 2040.
Serving under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, the FBI provides primary domestic intelligence, investigative and law enforcement services on behalf of the United States. The FBI protects and defends the nation against such threats as terrorism, political corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime, cyber-attack and violent crime. As a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and the leading arm for U.S. counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigations, the FBI employs approximately 35,000 people and has an annual budget totaling approximately $10.5 billion, based on fiscal year 2021 data.
The FBI - Tampa field office is enhanced by a number of security features, including but not limited to perimeter fencing, controlled access, blast protection, security setbacks, vehicle barriers, magnetometers and SCIF space.
"With an investment strategy that has not wavered since IPO, Easterly is pleased to continue its partnership with the FBI, the second largest tenant in our portfolio," said William C. Trimble, III, Easterly’s Chief Executive Officer. "With this important acquisition, Easterly now owns 13 of 56 highly specialized, mission critical FBI field offices strategically located throughout the country."
Easterly Government Properties remains the single largest private owner of FBI field offices in the country.
Year to date, Easterly has acquired, either directly or through its previously announced joint venture (JV), three properties for an aggregate pro rata contractual purchase price of approximately $114.7 million, comprised of (i) $92.7 million of the wholly owned acquisition target of $200.0 - $250.0 million; and (ii) $22.0 million of the pro rata joint venture acquisition target of $145.0 million. Following the acquisition of FBI - Tampa, Easterly owns, directly or through the JV, 92 properties totaling 8.9 million square feet.
About Easterly Government Properties, Inc.
Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE:DEA) is based in Washington, D.C., and focuses primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties that are leased to the U.S. Government. Easterly’s experienced management team brings specialized insight into the strategy and needs of mission-critical U.S. Government agencies for properties leased to such agencies either directly or through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). For further information on the company and its properties, please visit www.easterlyreit.com.
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Supervisory Vice President, Investor Relations & Operations